Herbal Therapy

Herbal therapy looks at treating the body as a whole. Chinese medicine uses herbs and herbal formulas to strengthen organ function and enable you to reach optimal good health. Jennifer employs herbal treatment as a supplemental therapy to support her other practices, including acupuncture and moxibustion.

What is Herbal Therapy?

Chinese herbal therapy has been in use for more than 2,200 years, and formulas are composed of ingredients chosen to complement each other. The main difference with Western medicinal practice is that medications are usually prescribed individually to aid the body by focusing on specific effects.

The Chinese medicine philosophy suggests that everything - including your organs - is composed of 5 elements: fire, earth, metal, water and wood.

The formulas and herbs used in herbal therapy are similarly classified into the five tastes - sweet, salty, bitter, pungent and sour. The 5 tastes correspond to the five elements.

What to Expect during Your Herbal Therapy Treatment

As a Chinese medicine practitioner, Jennifer has the expertise to create a healing effect on your body that goes beyond the chemical composition and physical properties of the herbs. She chooses an herbal formula tailored to your needs so the essence can correctly stimulate or adjust to your own energy vibration.

Jennifer develops your treatment plan to restore energy balance to your Yin and Yang, the opposing forces that run through the energy channels in your body.

She is very aware that herbs can have a powerful effect on your body, and should be treated with the same respect as prescribed and pharmaceutical drugs.

Jennifer Ryan only uses herbs in her treatment plans that are pure and rigorously tested. The herbs are sourced by companies that utilize internationally-recognized quality assurance measures.

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Michelle | Verified Patient

“Jennifer is a connected and intuitive healer. Her receptivity and ability to access her vast knowledge allows her to assess my symptoms relative to each other and to my being as a whole. My Sessions with her have been more beneficial than many other therapies I have tried and I am eternally grateful that I found her.”

Charles W. | Verified Patient

Jennifer Ryan is getting me better fast!!!...Just finished session 7 with significant improvement with lower back and sciatica issues.

Walking upright again. And the pain reduction is significant.

Would highly recommend.

Fatima R. | Verified Patient

I love seeing Jennifer! She really cares and does an amazing job making me feel better every time I go in. I feel rejuvenated and she's also been helping me with my pesky migraines. It's a convenient location with parking too!

Sam H. | Verified Patient

Jennifer is amazing! When it comes to acupuncture you can't just go anywhere. Jennifer listens to your concerns and treats them appropriately. I swear by acupuncture because it has cured my back pain. She is a great person and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of treatment.

Ashlie J. | Verified Patient

Jennifer has been a major part of my health regime for years. I leave my visits with her feeling so much better every time. She is very knowledgeable about her craft and overall holistic treatments. Beyond providing traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, she's skilled in aroma and crystal therapy. She's helped me balance my hormones and treat my anxiety. I always know I'm in the right hands when I pay her a visit -- she's incredibly personable and easy on the touch.

Simona H. | Verified Patient

I have been going to Jenn for several months now, and can honestly say she has helped change my life. She is hands down incredible at what she does. I went in with things like anxiety, stress, stagnation, IBS, hair loss, etc. you name it I had it... Week by week we work together to slowly but surely work on these health issues, and I can absolutely say that her acupuncture techniques, cupping, and holistic advice for my life have made me a healthier/happier person! Even my friends and family have noticed my health turning around :)

Diana H. | Verified Patient

Jennifer Ryan is an expert practitioner who is well-versed within her craft.  Her professionalism far exceeds her ability to care and treat any issue or ailment with her eloquence and finesse.  She takes the time and patience to understand my way of well-being.  As a Registered Nurse, Jennifer Ryan will always be my beloved practitioner.  I look forward to what she continues to offer with her expertise.

J.F. | Verified Patient

I cannot say enough positive things about Jennifer and her healing work. A few years ago, after only two acupuncture treatments,  I could open my jaw pain free - this was astonishing after three months of physical therapy treatments which did not help the issue. I had tried other acupuncturists but never saw such tangible results.

Krysten J. | Verified Patient

went for the first time here- to Jen for acupuncture. I've never had it done before so I was really nervous but she is very comforting and so knowledgeable it made it all good! Really loved the experience and highly recommend if you've always wanted to try but never have- go to her!


Jennifer Ryan, LAc

12061A Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90230
(424) 280-6730
8:00am - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 8:00pm
8:00am - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 8:00pm
11:00am - 4:00pm